Glen Ridge, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

Glen Ridge traces its beginning to 1666 when sixty-four Connecticut families led by Robert Treat bought land from the Lenni Lenape Indians and named it New Ark to reflect a covenant to worship freely without persecution. The territory included the future towns of Bloomfield, Montclair, Belleville, and Nutley. When Bloomfield seceded in 1812, Glen Ridge was a section "on the hill" composed mostly of farms and woodlands with the exception of a thriving industrial area along the Toney's brook in the Glen. For most of the nineteenth century, three water-powered mills produced lumber, calico, pasteboard boxes and brass fittings. A copper a sandstone quarry and mine were nearby. With the arrival of the Newark and Bloomfield Railroad in 1856 and the New York, Montclair and Greenwood Lake Railroad in 1872, Glen Ridge began its transition to a suburban residential community. Stately homes slowly replaced orchards and wooded fields.

General Information

Town Name: Glen Ridge
City Hall: 825 Bloomfield Avenue
Address: Box 66, Glen Ridge NJ 07028
Phone Number: 973-748-8400
Land Area: 1.3 square miles
Distance to NYC: 18 miles
Town Website: http://www.glenridgenj.org/
Library Website: http://www.glenridgelibrary.org/
Water Service: Wanaque Water Shed
Gas & Electric: P.S.E. & G.

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 7,546
Population Density / Mile: 5,888
Median Age: 43.23
Number of Households: 2,485
Average Household Size: 3.029
Households with Children: 1,224
Median Household Income: $188,716

Population

Population: 7,546
Population Density / Mile: 5,888
Change in Population Since 2010: 3.82%
Male Population: 3,699
Female Population: 3,847
Median Age: 43.23

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 297
5-9 years: 401
10-14 years: 454
15-19 years: 886
20-24 years: 532
25-29 years: 583
30-34 years: 289
35-39 years: 185
40-44 years: 225
45-49 years: 436
50-54 years: 648
55-59 years: 736
60-64 years: 650
65-69 years: 498
70-74 years: 331
75-79 years: 193
80-84 years: 112
85+ years: 90

Households

Number of Households: 2,485
Average Household Size: 3.029
Households with Children: 1,224
Households without Children: 834
Family Households: 2,058
Non-Family Households: 58

Marital Status

Never Married: 1580
Now Married: 4347
Separated: 124
Widowed: 168
Divorced: 174

Income

Median Household Income: $188,716
Average Household Income: $269,628
Per Capita Income: $88,981
Average Total Household Expenditure: $82,127

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $0
25-44 years: $206,350
45-64 years: $194,516
Over 64 years: $132,894

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 16
$10,000-$15,000 10
$15,000-$20,000 75
$20,000-$25,000 0
$25,000-$30,000 25
$30,000-$35,000 3
$35,000-$40,000 12
$40,000-$45,000 38
$45,000-$50,000 9
$50,000-$60,000 57
$60,000-$75,000 67
$75,000-$100,000 226
$100,000-$125,000 120
$125,000-$150,000 181
$150,000-$200,000 542
$200,000-$250,000 619
$250,000-$500,000 266
$500,000 up 220

Education

Educational Climate Index: 4

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Level of Education

No High School: 10
Some High School: 62
High School Grad: 441
Some College: 409
Associate Degree: 158
Bachelors Degree: 2270
Graduate Degree: 1626

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 77
Blue Collar: 23

Geography

Annual Precipitation: 51.73
Average January Low Temperature: 19.16
Average January High Temperature: 36.9
Average July Low Temperature: 63.14
Average July High Temperature: 84.81

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 116
Lead 61
Nitrogen Oxide 149
Ozone 77
Particulate Matter 107
Air Pollution 102

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 6 Locations
Automotive Services 3 Locations
Banks - Financial 10 Locations
Eating - Drinking 6 Locations
Government - Public 5 Locations
Health Care Services 100 Locations
Hospitality 1 Locations
Organizations - Associations 8 Locations
Personal Services 47 Locations
Shopping 29 Locations

Schools

Forest Ave. School Elementary
Glen Ridge High Secondary
Linden Ave Elementary
Ridgewood Avenue School Elementary

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